Scroll to the bottom to view and make comments
Two teenage boys were arrested Thursday for allegedly starting a fire at a playground in an Antioch park, police said today. Officers arrested a 17-year-old and 14-year-old, both from Antioch, on suspicion of arson in connection with the Sept. 17 fire at Antioch City Park at 1000 A St., police said. The fire was reported around 10:40 p.m. at a toddler play structure near the south side of the park’s playground, according to police. Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze but were unable to salvage the play structure.
Several days after the fire, police received a tip that it may have been set intentionally. Following up on that lead, detectives were able to locate the two teenage suspects and arrested them Thursday evening. Both suspects were taken to juvenile hall in Martinez, where they remained as of this morning, according to police.
Copyright © 2012 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reusewithout the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.